Welcome to my new blog! Here you will find information and pictures about some of my photo sessions, as well as occasional snippets from our family life. I have three wonderful daughters who are the original source of my portrait photography journey as well as my constant inspiration. I'm not the best writer. In fact, I'm pretty terrible at writing. But, I will learn and grow as a blogger much the same way that I am continuing to learn and grow as a photographer. Please leave me a comment or two! I LOVE hearing from you!
It has been a long time again since I've written a post. I have done a number of photo sessions in the past years but I have not shared any on my blog. Today I thought I would take a few minutes and share some of my favorite images from a senior session last year and a few from this year.
This Senior is getting his pilot's license so we headed over to the airport for a few pictures! First image below is the plane he actually flies in. 2nd image below is just an old plane at the airport.
And here are a few favorites from one senior session last year:
Really LOVED the light coming in from these old factory windows.
And I loved that his hair matched all of the rust around the outside of those old factory windows.
The more I do Senior sessions the more I find I love them!
Solomon became a big brother just a few months ago and even more recently turned two years old. Oh My is he adorable and getting cuter every day!! I love his greenish hazel eyes and somber expressions. For a more relaxed, casual feel to his 2 year portraits, we went to the nearby Botanical Gardens and let him play and explore. Toddlers, I feel, are happiest when they feel free to roam about. It worked because he quickly relaxed and played and had fun. Happy kid, happy parents, happy photographer.
Here's a few pictures from his session at the Asheville Botanic Gardens.
At first he was really shy and stuck pretty close to his Dad. A few crackers also seemed to help.
Soon enough he was running around, laughing, being silly and exploring the world around him.
Then his Mom quickly changed his clothes and we walked down to the creek to explore. Throwing rocks in the creek was a favorite but the water must have felt too chilly to play in. He did not want to get his toes wet!
I love the haziness in this photo. And those overalls and hat--Mom couldn't have picked a more perfect outfit!
I've been photographing this young lady since she was 6 months old and every year she gets more beautiful! We went to her house one sunny Sunday afternoon at the beginning of May and let all of our kids play while I took photos of Sara, who is now 5 years old!
I love being able to photograph kids at their own house. It's not only the kids who are are more relaxed and at-ease in front of the camera, but I find that the parents are much calmer as well. They haven't had to get their child (or children) all dressed up, load up all their kids (if more than one) into the car and stress they their little girl might mess up her hair on the way to the photo session. Then, once arriving at said location, parents don't have to stress about wrangling their other children while one is being photographed. That, and the scenery in the photo also serves as a memory of home for the parents! So, if you're thinking about having portraits done, why not ask your photographer if your home might work well for a few portraits.
Here's a few photos of her recent session, including two of the parent's favorites. And I just for fun, I thought I would include a favorite from her 6 month session (back in the day when I had just moved back to America and only had a white backdrop and a black backdrop).
You can view the rest of her session here: http://www.carvillphotography.com/sara5years
Wintertime. Not the ideal time to do an outdoor session. However, the weather this particular day was actually really nice and the sun was shining! It was a gorgeous morning. This sweet family didn't want a big session, just a few casual shots to document the journey of pregnancy. Soon a second baby boy would join their family. Here's the client's favorite pics from the session.
You might think this would be much better if the Dad was looking up, but I tend to embrace those in-between moments. I like the casual nature of this family photo and so did the family!
I had the pleasure of getting to know this young lady during her Junior year in high school and this past summer/fall I was blessed to be her Senior photographer! She is beautiful inside and out and has an incredible eye, and passion, for fashion. We had a lot of fun taking pictures and trying out different locations, poses and testing out lighting methods. It was a learning opportunity for me and fun for her. Wishing you all the best next year, Eden!!
Here's a few pictures from her session: